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Should I have a professional snagging inspection before I complete on my Berkeley Homes new build?

If you are purchasing a Berkeley Homes new apartment or property then it is crucial to have your new build professionally and independently snagged. Looking back over the thousands of apartments that we have inspected from studio flats to penthouses we have never inspected a property that had less than 30 snags or issues; the average 2 bedroom apartment will have about 60 defects.

Developers know that most purchasers are unaware of independent snagging inspection services therefore buyers are unlikely to engage the services of a professional snagging inspector. Subsequently snagging defects and issues can often be overlooked by a buyer who may not be  familiar what is acceptable and what isn't an acceptable finish.

 

The developer will often push the purchaser to conduct a brief snagging inspection during a tight handover slot knowing that the buyer will have limited time to acknowledge, find, raise and report, genuine defects; a professional snagging inspector on average requires 3 - 4 hours to inspect a 2 bedroom property, a handover slot is normally 45 minutes. When time restraints of an handover inspection are taking into consideration it is not surprising to know that the average number of snags raised by a client at handover is 14 snags were as a professional snagging inspector will raise on average 60 snags.

When the median price of 2 bedroom apartment in London is £575,000 surely engaging the services of a professional snagging inspector prior to completion or shortly after completion is worth the investment?

"Overall, excellent service so I'll be recommending property snagging London to my family and friends! " 

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